The Party after the New Year's Party has begun. By Luis F. Brizuela Cruz
There are many Americans this morning who seem surprised at the interim results of the negotiations between our political parties in both the House and the Senate. There are, of course, many more that completely ignore or choose not to care for the details and implications of the “deal” reached by our public officials. Ironically, I would be willing to bet that the numerical label of the latter group probably fluctuates in the vicinity of a number which proved fatidic for a fiscal conservative politician who dared to run against the will and whim of an irrevocably unbridled society.
Nothing surprising about the agreement that produced -among other atrocities- a dislocated ratio of 15 billion dollars in reduction of spending costs in relation to 600 billion dollars of tax increments. It was not just the clear objective of the current administration, but the manifestation of a frantically dependent society with an undeniable desire to feast on the demise of the creators of the wealth that allows it to simply party on… The question remains for how long will we party?
Well, as I have said in several previous articles, not even the spoils of socialism and its abominable communist mutation can easily obliterate the wealth accumulated during two centuries of formidable capitalism. There is, however, a finite, yet undetermined number to every financial crisis and even though our fiscal cliff remains sensationally “proverbial”, there will be an actual “point of no return” in the future of our American economy. The even greater significance of the events just transcribed in Washington is that it has an underlined immoral and unethical implication. It is precisely in that realm that we have, irreversibly, crossed the “point of no return”.
When the focus and purpose of the masses become the condemnation and vilification of the successful and the wealth producers, society has relinquished most of its values and principles. Envy and hatred have superseded honorability and common sense.
The material decline is just automatic and a forgone consequence.
As I saw the images of the Illusionist in Chief resuming his Hawaiian vacation, exhibiting the biggest entourage in Presidential history, I could not avoid thinking that his antics are mirror images of not just his creed but the sentiment of a nation.
The true New Year’s Party has just begun. The question remains: for how long will America be able to party on…?